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September 22, 2009

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UT Tyler Offers Japan Travel Study Course

Kamakura Buddha

The University of Texas at Tyler will once again offer a travel-study course to Japan, Dr. Alisa White, College of Arts and Sciences dean, announced.

Offered during summer 2010, the course titled “ENGL 4368: Japanese Culture and Context” is open to all UT Tyler students and may be counted as three semester credit hours. Cost is $3,481 plus tuition and includes airfare, hotel accommodations, transportation, most meals and admission fees.

Last year's group at Himeji

“The first trip held last May was such a success that I felt it would be beneficial to our students to have the opportunity again,” said Noah Miles, UT Tyler lecturer in English and Japanese instructor, who will lead the course. “Students will be introduced to academic issues in Japanese studies, political controversies, modern history, American/Japanese relations and fashion. There are no prerequisites.”

An informational meeting will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 in the UT Tyler Business Building, room 158.

The class will travel to Japan May 17 – 27, 2010 and visit many of the important cultural sites, including the Kamakura Buddha, a traditional Japanese hot spring in Hakone, temples and shrines in Kyoto, Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum and the Himeji Castle in Osaka. Other experiences will include Japanese food, art and hospitality.

The class will meet on campus about six weeks prior to traveling.

Student grant availability is pending.

For more information, contact Miles, 903.565.5740 or nmiles@uttyler.edu.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.


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